Inspection periods

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I put in an offer and the seller comes back with zero inspection days. Has anyone seen this and how should I take it? Obviously I'm not going to buy a property without inspections. Anyone experience this? Realtors tells me seller is confident they can sell the house, since it has clear title, so they won't move one giving me days for inspection.

Thanks in advance for knowledge.

HUD does the same thing if an investor bids on the property. You can always push back and ask for a week or some such. But if its a sticking point, and its a good deal, do your inspections before you make the final offer.

In some sense what they're telling you is they aren't going to renegotiate the price based on your inspection. They may be aware of some issue they know is going to cause a problem when the buyer finds out about it.

It's possible they know there are issues and don't want you to find them. It's also possible they just don't want to tie up the property for a week and then risk you backing out. There's no way to know for certain.

My recommendation is to walk away if you're not comfortable forgoing the inspection...

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